Skilful midfielder Zinedine Zidane was the poster boy for France's 1998 World Cup, which they hosted.
He made a great start with an assist for his country's first goal of the tournament, scored by Christophe Dugarry in a 3-0 win over South Africa.
Zidane was then instrumental as they took the lead against Saudi Arabia, but later sent off in the 4-0 win and missed France's third group game against Denmark, as well as the nervy 1-0 extra-time victory over Paraguay in the last 16.
But he returned in style, scoring in the penalty shootout to see off Italy in the quarter-finals and then helping his side to a 2-1 semi-final win over Croatia.
In the final, Zidane scored two headers in a 3-0 win over Brazil, and his performances earned him a place in the team of the tournament. Two years later, he was named the best player at Euro 2000, which France also won.